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Rust Force Wipe 2023 Schedule: When Console and PC Server Times Wipe

What time does the next forced wipe take place in Rust?
Rust Force Wipe 2023 Schedule: When Console and PC Server Times Wipe

If there is one thing that every new player of Rust should be aware of, is that there are server wipes to reset the game and give new players the chance to not get completely rolled by veterans. Knowing when the server wipes are critical for all Rust players.

Why is that the case? Well if you are playing Rust, you will want to know when servers are at their freshest so you can have the opportunity to be on the same playing field as everyone else. So whether you are playing on a console or PC, we have compiled a list of dates when the Rust servers will wipe.

When Is The Next Rust Wipe

The next Rust wipe is scheduled to take place on December 7, 2023 for Rust PC Edition.

When Are The Rust Server Wipes

Rust has a pretty clear schedule on when their servers will wipe, so players can plan ahead for these forced wipes. Below is a list of the wipe dates for Rust on Console and PC.

Rust Wipe Schedule On PC

If you're a Rust player on PC, the servers will wipe every first Thursday of the month.

Below are the upcoming dates for forced Rust PC wipes in 2023:

  • 5 January 2023
  • 2 February 2023
  • 2 March 2023
  • 6 April 2023
  • 4 May 2023
  • 8 June 2023
  • 6 July 2023
  • 3 August 2023
  • 7 September 2023
  • 5 October 2023
  • 2 November 2023
  • 7 December 2023
Time Until The Next Rust Wipe On PC
2 days, 12:32:39
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Knowing when a Rust wipe will happen will help newer players get into the game on a more even playing field. (Picture: Facepunch Studios and Double 11 Games)

Rust Console Wipe Schedule

If you are a console player, your Rust wipe schedule is a little different. Double 11 has confirmed that Rust Console Edition server wipes happen on the last Thursday of every month.

Below is a list of all forced server wipes in 2023 for Rust Console Edition:

  • 26 January 2023
  • 23 February 2023
  • 30 March 2023
  • 27 April 2023
  • 25 May 2023
  • 29 June 2023
  • 27 July 2023
  • 31 August 2023
  • 28 September 2023
  • 26 October 2023
  • 30 November 2023
  • 28 December 2023
Time Until The Next Rust Wipe On Console Edition
23 days, 12:32:40

What Is A Rust Server Wipe?

Essentially, a Rust server wipe is a hard reset on the game. Rust is a survival game where players build up resources to give themselves a better chance to survive. From weapons to your base, everything has to be crafted

The longer a server lasts, the more established veterans become and the more difficult it becomes for new players to enter the game. Newer players will be running around naked with a rock while veterans will snipe them a mile away from their full metal and stone base. Rust updates the game by wiping the servers to prevent this imbalance from lasting too long.

Buildings, loot, and weapons all get wiped away during a forced server wipe. The only thing that carries over is blueprints, which help players craft items. This gives players some sense of progression as they play the game even after a wipe.

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Bases, guns, and loot will all go away when a Rust Server wipe hits. (Picture: Facepunch Studios and Double 11 Games)

What is a Rust BP wipe?

There are rare occasions where a server wipe will include blueprints. This is often referred to as a "Rust BP wipe".

If you're wondering why they do this, well here's your answer straight from the horse's developer's mouth: "we will avoid wiping them [Blueprints] as much as possible but in some cases it might be needed to maintain the stability of the game. If this is the case we will let you know beforehand."

Both developers at Facepunch and Double 11 will normally announce any BP Wipes ahead of time to give players a heads-up of the impending change. But sometimes this might only be a few days in advance.

For more Rust news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or take a look at some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

Rust Updates, Wipes And Regular Guides
Rust Tier Lists & Important Guides
Rust Monuments Guide
Rust Game Guides
Rust Biome Guides
Rust Events
Rust Game Settings Guides